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For parents it is devastating when they see their child suddenly change their behaviours and feel helpless because the interventions do not work with their child. If this is the case, a consultation with a psychologist can help better understand the situation and find strategies in helping your child.

The psychologists at Clinique Churchill specializes in the assessment of psychological functioning and determine interventions or treatments based on the difficulties (e.g. anxiety, somatization, oppositional defiance disorder, adaptation and/or separation difficulties, social skills, academic motivation, depression, relationship/conflict between parents-children-siblings, self-esteem, etc).

Psychologists use diverse techniques such as play therapy, drawing, and conversation to access the child’s inner thoughts and feelings. The professional aids in understanding the behavioral meaning the games, creations, and verbalizations, revealing the child’s inner state.

Our psychology services

The psychology services are available to all and are not restricted to clients with learning disabilities and language.

  • Services are offered to children (from 4 years old), adolescents, and adults
  • Clinical assessments (individual, family, and parent-child)
  • Affective/mood disorder assessments
  • Psychotherapy (individual, family, and parent-child)
  • Parental guidance
  • Consultation and referral to other multidisciplinary services as needed
  • Communication with other professionals involved in the child’s in health care and school settings
  • Participation in the individual education plan when needed

Evaluation Procedure

At Clinique Churchill, the psychologist first meets with the family. Both the parents and the child are present so that the psychologist can assess the needs and establish plan of individualized assessment specific to the child and the family. After the evaluation, meetings with the child, family, or parents may be proposed depending on the needs that have been identified during the initial meeting.

The family plays a key role in the development and outcome of the psychotherapy process. The Psychologist works with the family, while considering confidentiality of the child. Parents should attend meetings to discuss observations and progress at home, at school, and in psychotherapy.

The duration of psychotherapy can be short or long-term depending on the importance of the difficulties presented by the child/adolescent as well as the family support.

Issues that can be addressed in psychotherapy:
  • Anxiety
  • Fears, phobia, somatization
  • Oppositional Defiance Disorder
  • Behavioural Disorders
  • Adaptation including separation anxiety
  • Social skills
  • Motivation
  • Mood/Affective disorder
  • Parent-Child-Sibling relationships/conflicts
  • Attention Deficit Disorder with/without hyperactivity

Our Psychology Team


Andrès Cardenas, BA, M.Sc.


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Dre Annie Drouin, Ph.D.


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Diana Patricia Acevedo, BA


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